Erik Huggers has quit his new media and technology role at the BBC for a job with chip maker Intel. The one-time Microsoft exec, who joined the Beeb in May 2007, steered Auntie's iPlayer strategy and oversaw the corporation's online estate, which is now undergoing budget cuts and a significant webpage cull. BBC Director-General …
So, the corporation is subject to cost cuts like the rest of us, yet they're replacing on ebod with two? How does that work then?
@coward: because those two already had the jobs they've got -- they were both Huggers' deputies, in effect. So they're not replacing the man at the top, and leaving two second-in-commands to run the show.
That his stuff goes to 11
>...his stuff goes to 11
All digital audio players should its a clever feature, don't think this was his innovation though.
Then the next iPod will go to 12, and everybody fawns at the innovation!
(C'mon, ya know it's true!)
Do we please also lose the MS-inspired DRM/encryption on iPlayer?
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I thought they got rid of the MS DRM over a year ago, the iPlayer client on my machine uses Adobe Air. I use a Mac so I may be wrong about this but I thought the windows client also used Adobe Air, so has no need for MS DRM.
Is he one of them that cried foul at the outfit who wanted to cache content on folks' iPhones?
I assume so....
I also assume that he was the person responsible for the execution of a couple of Android apps that let non-Flash Android devices view iPlayer.
Consider yourself lucky. At least you still have access to iPlayer.
So presumably the ex-AOLer is there just to say me too?
BBCTechnology 2.0 here we come!!
Split then sell?